Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Dishes: Dutch Worsteboojes

Literally translated: sausage rolls, these made quite an delicious treat!  What could be better than a a pork and beef mixture all wrapped up in dough.  These tasty bites weren't too, too difficult to make, and they definitely weren't too difficult to polish off either.

Worsteboojes can be found year-round in many regions, however in Limburg, worsteboojes are traditionally eaten after returning from midnight mass.

Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Dough Steps:

Measure out the yeast and the sugar into a large bowl.

Heat the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds, then pour it into the bowl with the yeast and sugar.

Set mixture aside for 10-15 minutes, or until the yeast starts to foam.

Once the yeast mixture is ready to go, add the salt and oil.

In a small bowl, beat the egg.

Add the egg to the mixture.

1/2 cup at a time, add the flour.

Kneed the dough until a ball is formed.

Grease the bowl with a small amount of safflower oil.

Cover, and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.

Meat Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg

Worsteboojes Steps:

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, sausage, bread crumbs, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.

In a small bowl, beat the egg.

Add the egg to the meat mixture.

With clean hands, mix together completely.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Separate the dough into three equal pieces.

On a floured surface, roll out one of the pieces to 1/4" thick.

With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 3X6" pieces.

Form about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the meat mixture into a 5" log.

Place the meat into the center of the dough.

 Fold the dough over the ends of the meat, then wrap around each side.

Crimp the seams together.

Grease a cookie sheet, and place each worstebooje seam side down.

Place the worsteboojes 1" apart.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are a beautiful golden brown.

When the worsteboojes are done, melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter in the microwave.

Brush the tops with the unsalted butter.

Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt.

What fun these were to make and eat.  Give them a try, you won't be disappointed!


Debra Eliotseats said...

Perfect holiday breakfast. I am thinking that meat mixture would make great meatballs too. Happy holidays!

Chef Megs said...

It would! Swedish meatballs are made out of a mixture of beef and pork, and they are quite yummy! These were really good too. I will for sure make them again! The nutmeg gives it a nice holiday spice.

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